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RECAP | Super Rugby Pacific full match coverage

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Friday's Round One Super Rugby Pacific action.

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VIDEO: 'I believe it's the only way to defend'

WATCH as double World Cup-winning centre Jesse Kriel chats to the Boks Office crew about South Africa's defensive philosophy.

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WATCH: These players have the X-factor says Loubscher

SPOTLIGHT: The six Lions players that were invited to the Springbok alignment camp all have the X-factor that they bring to the Lions every week and hopefully they can take it to the next level.

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VIDEO: Kicking game key to success as #BIG North-South derby looms

WATCH as the Bulls' forwards and breakdown coach Andries Bekker chats to @king365ed about what aspects of their game most need to improve.

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Gatland reveals concerns over Welsh regions ahead of Ireland clash

SPOTLIGHT: Wales coach Warren Gatland says he is "not 100 percent convinced" Welsh regional rugby will undergo the proper reset required ahead of a daunting Six Nations clash with Ireland.

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Borthwick changes five for Calcutta Cup face-off

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: England coach Steve Borthwick has named his team to play Scotland at Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday.

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The intricacies of Sharks' deal with Pumas and Border

NEWS: The Sharks have provided more details regarding their new rugby partnerships with the Pumas and Border Rugby Unions.

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Frawley one of seven Ireland changes

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Ireland coach Andy Farrell has named his team for Saturday'Six Nations clash against Wales in Dublin.

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Townsend brings in the 'big guns' for Calcutta Cup face-off

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has made three changes to the starting line-up for Saturday's Six Nations face-off clash with England at Murrayfield.

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PREVIEW: Vancouver SVNS

ROUND FOUR: After all the build-up and hype, Antoine Dupont will get the chance to do what he does best in Vancouver this weekend – perform his magic on the rugby field.

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Rohan takes flight with the Eagles

JAPAN LEAGUE ONE PREVIEW: Three places and nine points separate Brave Lupus Tokyo and Yokohama Eagles, as the semifinalists from the previous two years meet in a contest that shapes up as having important ramifications for the Eagles in particular.

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Super Rugby Pacific: Start of the new era

PREVIEW, ROUND ONE: Super Rugby Pacific is set to get underway this weekend as the 12 teams battle for the title.

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Ulster part ways with longest-serving coach McFarland

NEWS: Ulster face a massive upheaval as they confirmed the departure of head coach Dan McFarland ahead of the challenging tour to South Africa.

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Boks return to happy hunting ground for Wales showdown

The back-to-back world champion Springboks will return to the field for the first time since last year’s World Cup final at the iconic Twickenham Stadium in London when they take on Wales in a blockbuster Test on Saturday, June 22.

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Thomas says fast start key for Wales against Ireland

NEWS: Gareth Thomas has urged Wales to go at Ireland right from the kick-off when they bid for a shock win away to the Six Nations Championship leaders on Saturday.

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The ins and outs of the Boks camp

It goes without saying, that whenever a Springboks squad or team is announced, media uproar usually follows.

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Wallaby centre in hospital after suffering neck injury

NEWS: Wallaby centre Lalakai Foketi has undergone scans after being taken to hospital in an ambulance with a neck injury sustained during a Waratahs training session.

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VIDEO: How Lukhanyo helped Jesse be the best

WATCH as double World Cup-winning Springbok centre Jesse Kriel explains to the Boks Office crew how Lukhanyo Am helped him reach new heights on the playing field during last year's World Cup in France.

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Discipline key for BlitzBoks in Vancouver

SVNS SPOTLIGHT: Zain Davids has travelled to Canada six times and returned with three gold medals, but that has not stopped the BlitzBok forward’s winning appetite, who arrived in Vancouver for a seventh HSBC SVNS Canada tournament.

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Bok camp: Lions players turn the corner

SPOTLIGHT: The Lions are now doing their talking on the rugby field resulting in six of their players being invited to the first Springbok alignment camp in Cape Town. 

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England No.9 ignites White's 2027 World Cup ambition

NEWS: Wallabies scrumhalf Nic White has left the door open for a fairytale appearance at the 2027 World Cup, but first he wants to help the Western Force become a powerhouse.

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Penney is no Razor copycat: 'We'll bring our own ammunition to the fight'

INTERVIEW: The Crusaders launch their bid for an eighth straight Super Rugby title on Friday, with new head coach Rob Penney out to emulate the stunning success of Scott Robertson.

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England's midfield conundrum ahead of Scotland clash

SPOTLIGHT: England assistant coach Kevin Sinfield has backed the returning Ollie Lawrence and Manu Tuilagi to bring more power to the visitors' backline when they travel to Scotland in the Six Nations on Saturday.

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How Wales can end Ireland's Grand Slam dream

Wales assistant coach Rob Howley says the team will aim to create rugby chaos when they face red-hot Six Nations favourites Ireland on Saturday.

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Varsity Cup: Defending champs off to winning start

ROUND ONE WRAP: NWU Eagles got the defence of their title off to a winning start in the first round of the 2024 Varsity Cup competition with a hard-fought away victory over Maties.

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Copying Boks' game plan is senseless says Kiwi scribe

OPINION: Rugbypass writer Ben Smith reveals that Springboks have not found a foolproof recipe for World Cup success that the All Blacks need to follow under Scott Robertson.

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Costelow returns for Wales' clash against Ireland

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Flyhalf Sam Costelow has been recalled to the Wales starting line-up for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Ireland in Dublin.

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Rugby chiefs ditch plan to sell Twickenham

NEWS: England rugby chiefs have ditched a shock proposal to sell Twickenham and buy a 50 percent share in Wembley from the Football Association.

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'I'm playing every tournament as if it will be my last'

SPOTLIGHT: Rosko Specman wants to make every moment count in his BlitzBok jersey this season.

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Bok coach Rassie reveals youth and experience in 43-man squad

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus has unveiled a group of 43 players for an alignment camp in March/

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State of the URC as Ospreys lift South Africa's hopes

SPOTLIGHT: There were some tight contests in the games that mattered in the fight for United Rugby Championship log positions during an absorbing Round 10 of the competition.

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All Black star in doubt for Rugby Championship

NEWS: All Black star Will Jordan will be sidelined for the next six months and could rule him out of the Tests against South Africa in August.

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Boks might be the blueprint to winning World Cups says Razor

SPOTLIGHT: The All Blacks under new coach Scott Robertson may have to change everything and follow South Africa’s approach in order to win a World Cup again.

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'Take a look at the archives': Italy star sends message to critics

SPOTLIGHT: Ange Capuozzo is best known for his attacking forays down the touchline but the Italian fullback showed the other side of his game when he leapt to the defence of Italy's record in the Six Nations.

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Devon Williams thanks Pumas as move to Bulls is confirmed

NEWS: Bulls fullback Devon Williams says he will see out his career in Pretoria after it was confirmed on Monday that he penned a permanent deal with the union.

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Stormers are the benchmark says Plumtree

REACTION: Sharks head coach John Plumtree admitted his team are relatively short of where they need to be to challenge the Stormers.

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REPORT: Sharks boost their Bok stocks again

NEWS: The Sharks have reportedly strengthened their squad with a few Springboks once again.

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Break the embarrassing Super Rugby cycle pleads Waugh

NEWS; Phil Waugh is challenging Australia's under-performing Super Rugby sides to finally stand up to their New Zealand rivals for the sake of the Wallabies and the ailing code in general.

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Ireland sweat over lock

SQUAD UPDATE: Ireland head coach Andy Farrell could be without one of is star locks for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Wales on Saturday.

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Nel back in Scotland squad ahead of England clash

SQUAD UPDATE: There are a few changes in Scotland's squad ahead of their Six Nations clash against England.

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Wales bring in uncapped prop ahead of Ireland clash

SQUAD UPDATE: Wales coach Warren Gatland has added uncapped prop Harri O'Connor to his Six Nations squad ahead of Saturday's clash against title favourites Ireland in Dublin.

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VIDEO: An inspiring speech from an unlikely source

WATCH as double World Cup-winning Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard lifts the lid on a crucial half-time chat during last year's RWC in France.

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BlitzBoks aim to improve on Perth performance

NEWS: Blitzbok stalwart Ryan Oosthuizen said the good work done in Stellenbosch has given them confidence to improve on their fifth-place finish in Perth last month.

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Bulls' six-two split worked in their favour

REACTION: The Bulls’ six-two split on the bench against the Lions at Ellis Park in the United Rugby Championship over the weekend may have helped the Bulls after flank Elrigh Louw got a knock on his AC joint early in the game.

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'Lions are not dangerous' says White

REACTION: The Lions aren’t a dangerous team and did not put the Bulls under pressure once during their Round 10 United Rugby Championship fixture at Ellis Park on Saturday, says Jake White, the Bulls’ Director of Rugby.

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Stormers' win sets tone for epic North-South derby

REACTION: The Stormers' win over the Sharks in Durban was a perfect teaser for what is in store when the Capetonians travel to Loftus Versfeld to take on the Bulls in a fortnight.

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VIDEO: A day 'to remember' as Reinach scores against Kolisi's Racing

TOP 14 WRAP: Montpellier skipper Lenni Nouchi said facing South Africa's two-time World Cup winning captain Siya Kolisi in the Top 14 was a day "to remember", made extra special by a 44-20 win over Racing 92.

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Yapp makes history as first ever Wallaroos female coach

NEWS: Jo Yapp has been appointed as the first female ever to coach the Wallaroos.

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Sharks seal deal with Pumas and Border

NEWS: The Sharks confirmed that they have formed a new strategic partnership with fellow South African rugby unions Border and the Pumas.

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England suffer major setback ahead of Calcutta Cup

SQUAD ANNOUNCMENT: England's hopes of reclaiming the Calcutta Cup have been dealt a major blow ahead of the Six Nations clash against Scotland.

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Welsh youngster snatches late win for Ospreys over Ulster

MATCH REPORT: Dan Edwards scored a brilliant last-minute drop-goal to earn Ospreys a dramatic 19-17 win over Ulster and give a much-needed boost to the Welsh regions.

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RECAP | URC full match coverage

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Sunday's United Rugby Championship Round 10 action.

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Van Rooyen not happy about 'scrappy' performance

REACTION: The Lions struggled in the set-pieces and hardly managed to string more than three phases together in their 10-25 loss to the Bulls in Round 10 of the United Rugby Championship at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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RECAP| URC full match coverage

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Saturday's United Rugby Championship Round 10 matches.

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Glasgow climb to second after breezing past Dragons

MATCH REPORT: Scrumhalf Ben Afshar scored on his first professional start as Glasgow recorded a 40-7 bonus-point victory over the Dragons.

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Bulls secure bonus-point as they down Lions

MATCH REPORT: The Bulls’ visit across the Jukskei-river saw them secure a bonus-point 25-10 victory over the Lions at Ellis Park in Round 10 of the United Rugby Championship.

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VIDEO: Siya Kolisi explains Boks' 'buy-in' process

WATCH as Springbok captain Siya Kolisi explains the "buy-in" process when the Springbok coaches deliver their plans to the players

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VIDEO: 'He was a freak'

WATCH an exclusive interview with double World Cup-winning Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard on the Big Jim Show.

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Cardiff pay the price for early red card

MATCH REPORT: Cardiff could not overcome an early red card for centre Rey Lee-Lo as Connacht claimed a 16-12 United Rugby Championship victory at Arms Park.

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Stormers hold off Bok-laden Sharks in Durban

MATCH REPORT: The Stormers extended their winning streak over fellow South African opposition after they beat the Sharks 25-21 in a United Rugby Championship Round 10 encounter in Durban on Saturday.

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Leinster stay top of table with solid win over Benetton

MATCH REPORT: United Rugby Championship leaders Leinster comfortably maintained their place at the top of the table with a 47-18 bonus-point victory over Benetton in Dublin.

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Bok coach to help Super Rugby side

NEWS: Tony Brown will join the Blues in a short-term coaching consultant role from next week.

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Dupont set for Sevens debut in Canada

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: French superstar Antoine Dupont is on the verge of making his Sevens debut after being named in France’s squad for the HSBC Vancouver SVNS next weekend.

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Bok duo gets bragging rights over Kolbe in Japan

JAPAN RUGBY LEAGUE ONE WRAP: The gap between the Wild Knights and the rest is widening at the top of the Japan Rugby League One table.

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SA Rugby CEO's open letter on potential equity deal

BREAKING: Rian Oberholzer, CEO of SA rugby, has penned an open letter to South Africa in which he clarified the details of the potential private equity deal that has made headlines recently.

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RECAP | URC full match coverage

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Friday's United Rugby Championship Round 10 matches.

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Edinburgh produce late fightback to beat Zebre

MATCH REPORT: Edinburgh produced a second half fightback to clinch a 24-19 United Rugby Championship victory at Zebre Parma.

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Munster power to six-try victory over Scarlets

MATCH REPORT: Clinical Munster ensured Scarlets’ poor run against Irish provinces continued as they suffered a ninth consecutive defeat in going down 42-7 in Llanelli.

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Jake White: Equity deal not enough to bring Boks back

SPOTLIGHT: Bulls Directory of Rugby Jake White believes SA Rugby's potential private equity deal with Ackerley Sports Group (ASG) won't be enough to lure top Springbok players back to South Africa.

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VIDEO: Bakkies Botha v Matt Stevens - When a Bok sees red

SPOTLIGHT: South African rugby players are known for their brute strength, and when it comes to legendary Springbok Bakkies Botha that is nothing short of a fact.

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URC, Round 10 - Teams and Predictions

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY PREVIEW: The South African derbies will grab most of the attention this weekend as the United Rugby Championship gets underway again with Round 10.

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Bulls welcome back two Springboks

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Bulls will have two of their World Cup-winning Springboks back for their Round 10 United Rugby Championship clash with the Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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Carr leads strong Bulls side against Falcons

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Nizaam Carr will captain a Bulls side that will face the Falcons in a friendly match in Modimolle on Friday.

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Experienced BlitzBok squad named for North American trip

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Springbok Sevens head coach Sandile Ngcobo made five changes to his travelling squad for the next two SVNS tournaments, in Vancouver next weekend and Los Angeles a week later.

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Lions lose star ahead of Bulls clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Lions will be without Emmanuel Tshituka when they host the Bulls in Round 10 of the United Rugby Championship at Ellis Park on Saturday after crying off with an injury during training this week.

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Cheetahs lose their coach ahead of Challenge Cup play-offs

NEWS: The next chapter in Hawies Fourie's coaching career has been confirmed.

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Dobson rings the changes for Sharks showdown

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Stormers head coach John Dobson has made a number of a changes to his team for Saturday's United Rugby Championship clash against the Sharks

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Sharks get a World Cup winner back for Stormers clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Sharks head coach John Plumtree has revealed his team to face the Stormers in a United Rugby Championship Round 10 encounter in Durban on Saturday.

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VIDEO: The Boks Office verdict on Scotland's late no-try drama

WATCH as the Boks Office crew discuss Scotland's disallowed try against France during the Six Nations Round Two clash.

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'A huge coup': Ackermann decides his playing future

NEWS: The speculation around Ruan Ackermann's playing future is finally over.

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URC, Round 10 - Teams and Predictions

FRIDAY PREVIEW: Munster head coach Graham Rowntree has unveiled a strong side for Friday's United Rugby Championship Round 10 clash away to Scarlets.

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Nohamba is doing it the 'French way'

SPOTLIGHT: The Bulls are busy putting plans in place to counter the threat posed by Lions star Sanele Nohamba.

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An expert view on Boks' triumph in France

Pierre Dantin, a French professor specialising in high performance, decodes the Springboks' formula for glory at the 2023 World Cup in France.

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Springboks go head-to-head as Japan League One returns

PREVIEW: The Japan League One returns with a bang as top-of-the-table Wild Knights take on Sungoliath on Saturday in Round Seven.

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'It's just a no-brainer': Jake explains Bulls' fullback signing

SPOTLIGHT: Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White says he didn’t have to think long and hard about keeping Devon Williams in Pretoria.

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'Unanimously chosen': SA Rugby sheds light on potential private equity deal

SPOTLIGHT: SA Rugby has answered some key questions relating to the reported multi-million dollar investment deal that is up for consideration.

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URC State: Bulls' attack leading the way

The United Rugby Championship are reaching its halfway mark with all 16 teams having played the first nine of their 18 regular season matches.

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Sharks' URC woes: Why Lukhanyo Am has 'hope for the future'

SPOTLIGHT: Sharks captain Lukhanyo Am is hoping his side can carry their Challenge Cup form over to the United Rugby Championship as they prepare to face the Stormers at Kings Park on Saturday.

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VIDEO: Dobson - 'We are still paying the price'

SPOTLIGHT: Stormers head coach John Dobson admits that his squad can feel the pressure heading into a crucial period of derby matches in the United Rugby Championship.

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Bulls address 'bad habits' ahead of Lions showdown

SPOTLIGHT: The Bulls have not been idle during their two-week break but used the time to work on fixing the small mistakes and the bad habits that tend to seep into a season, says Stedman Gans.

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Son of Wallaby legend gets shock Six Nations call-up

NEWS: Harlequins wing Louis Lynagh has been added to Gonzalo Quesada’s Italy squad this week as they prepare to face France in Lille in Round Three of the Six Nations.

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Plumtree's frustration grows as top Bok undergoes surgery

SPOTLIGHT: Sharks head coach John Plumtree has opened up on his frustration with injuries in his camp as they prepare to face the Stormers in their United Rugby Championship clash in Durban.

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Powerhouse centre back in England squad ahead of Scotland clash

SQUAD UPDATE: Manu Tuilagi was recalled to England's 36-strong training squad on Wednesday ahead of their Six Nations match against oldest rivals Scotland.

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Scotland should get over THAT call says Chalmers

NEWS: Craig Chalmers has warned Scotland against becoming consumed with anger over the manner of their dramatic Six Nations defeat by France.

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VIDEO: Curry sheds light on car crash-like injury

WATCH as  England flank Tom Curry reveals the extent of his injury that will see him miss this season's Six Nations.

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'He'll definitely be involved': Stormers' new signing ready for derby action

SPOTLIGHT: Stormers head coach John Dobson says his squad numbers are looking good as they enter a crucial period of matches over the next few weeks.

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Rebels CEO sacked as cash woes deepen

SPOTLIGHT: Melbourne's hopes of surviving beyond the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season have been dealt a hammer blow with administrative staff and CEO Baden Stephenson axed by the financially stricken franchise.

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VIDEO: Asa on those big hits that 'really' gets him going

OPINION: It's those big hits that really gets him going, says Lions tighthead Asenathi Ntlabakanye - a big man who loves big collisions and especially sneaking up on those diminutive backline players.

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Nienaber sheds light on Flannery's Bok past

SPOTLIGHT: Former Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber knows first-hand the value that Jerry Flannery can add to the Springbok squad.

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REPORT: Nkosi set to get a rugby lifeline in SA

NEWS: Former Bulls and Sharks wing Sibusiso Nkosi will reportedly get a rugby lifeline with a South African franchise.

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CONFIRMED: Sharks centre heads to Japan

TRANSFER NEWS: Sharks centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg has signed on the dotted line for his new team.

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URC, Round 10 - Referee Appointments

NEWS: The match officials appointments of the United Rugby Championship Round 10 fixtures have been confirmed.

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Wales release injured prop from Six Nations squad

SQUAD UPDATE: Archie Griffin has been released from Wales' Six Nations squad, officials announced Tuesday.

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'An abrasive player': WP lose promising flank

TRANSFER NEWS: The Western Province have lost one of their most promising loose forwards, as Jarrod Taylor heads to Wales.

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Super Rugby tweaks offside rule to end 'kick tennis'

NEWS: A change in the Super Rugby Pacific offside rule has been approved to encourage teams to run the ball instead of engaging in a tedious game of "kick tennis".

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The state of URC as SA derbies take centre stage

SPOTLIGHT: The stakes are very high as the second half of the United Rugby Championship season resumes this weekend.

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World Rankings: France close gap on All Blacks, Boks remain top

NEWS: New Zealand's third-placed spot on the World Rugby Rankings is under huge threat after Round Two of the Six Nations.

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The big Six Nations talking points of Round Two

SPOTLIGHT: Ireland stayed on course for successive Six Nations Grand Slams by routing Italy, France beat Scotland in a controversial finish and England came from behind to defeat Wales.

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Doris looks to be the incumbent heir to Sexton

SPOTLIGHT: Caelan Doris, the son of psychotherapists and armed with a psychology degree, would appear to be ideal captain material for Ireland and as his status has grown, he has shown leadership over the sensitive issues of mental health and concussion.

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The Springboks in Brisbane is a sad tale

SPOTLIGHT: With a torrid record in Brisbane through the years the Springboks face a daunting task when they take on the Wallabies at The Cauldron in August as part of the Rugby Championship.

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Lynagh has sights on Italy as he moves to Benetton

NEWS: Louis Lynagh, the son of Australian rugby great Michael Lynagh, is to leave English Premiership club Harlequins for Benetton with the aim to represent Italy, the clubs announced on Monday.

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Two Boks in, one out for Bulls this week

SPOTLIGHT: It is back to the salt mines for two World Cup-winning Springboks at the Bulls as they prepare for their United Rugby Championship clash with the Lions at Ellis Park this weekend.

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VIDEO: Bok kicks off his referee career

NEWS: Former Springbok scrumhalf Rudy Paige has officially started his career as a match official at the weekend.

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England flyhalf questions Cheslin Kolbe-style charge down

George Ford has raised a huge concern for goalkickers following England's win over Wales in the Six Nations Round Two match.

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The other side of Tony Brown

SPOTLIGHT: The Springboks can learn a lot from Tony Brown's "values".

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Decent start but it gets tougher says Farrell

REACTION: Ireland head coach Andy Farrell is not getting carried away by his side having a maximum 10 points after impressive Six Nations wins over France and Italy saying "it gets tougher from here on in".

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Player Ratings: Italy

Italy player ratings: Ireland may have made six changes but if you turn up in Dublin without your two best ball carriers and with replacements who lack the same impact then an upset is not on the cards.

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Player Ratings: Ireland

Ireland player ratings: Although Andy Farrell made plenty of changes, it didn’t stop Ireland from making light work of a decent Italian side.

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Ireland back at the top of the Six Nations table

MATCH REPORT: Ireland is back at the top of the Six Nations table after their 36-0 victory over Italy in the Second Round of the competition at Landsdowne Road on Sunday.

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RECAP | Six Nations full match coverage

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Six Nations Round Two encounter between Ireland and Italy.

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'This is a team that stays in the fight'

REACTION: Steve Borthwick praised England's resilience as they "found a way to win" after coming from behind to beat Wales 16-14 in a tense Six Nations encounter at Twickenham on Saturday.

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'We suffer together': Galthie on how France turned things around

REACTION: France coach Fabien Galthie hailed his players for battling through adversity in a 20-16 victory over Scotland on Saturday after a week of stinging criticism back home.

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Scotland coach: 'The win was taken away'

REACTION: Scotland coach Gregor Townsend said he could not understand the decision not to award his side a try that would have beaten France with the final act of a controversial Six Nations clash on Saturday.

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England edge Wales despite two yellow cards

MATCH REPORT: England overturned a nine-point half-time deficit to beat Wales 16-14 at Twickenham on Saturday to make it two wins out of two in the Six Nations.

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Player Ratings: England

OPINION: Steve Borthwick pitched up at Twickenham looking to see his team win their opening two matches in the Six Nations for the first time since 2019 and draw a line under a poor run of form at rugby HQ where England had won just three of their last 10 home games. Player Ratings by Liam Heagney live from Twickenham. 

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Player Ratings: Wales

OPINION: A young Welsh side was asked to go to Twickenham and show some fight and that they did.

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RECAP | Six Nations full match coverage

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Six Nations Round Two encounter between Scotland and France, as well as England versus Wales.

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Player Ratings: Scotland

OPINION: Scotland led for 69 minutes at Murrayfield but ultimately ended up rueing their failure to close out another tight contest, having prevailed by a point in Cardiff last week.

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Late drama as France hang on to edge Scotland

SIX NATIONS REPORT: France held off Scotland for a scrappy 20-16 win at Murrayfield after a lengthy TMO call not to award the home side a try with the last action of the game.

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Player Ratings: France

OPINION: After Fabien Galthie's side failed to deliver in Marseille, the scene was set for a French bounce back in Murrayfield against the Scots, who in contrast came off a skin-of-their-teeth win against Wales seven days previously.

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Boks set for massive multi-million dollar cash injection

The Springbok brand could be taken to new heights with the news that the South African Rugby Union (SARU) is on the verge of completing a multi-million dollar investment with American sports company Ackerley Partners.

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Ireland v Italy - teams and prediction

ROUND TWO PREVIEW: Ireland hopes to edge closer to a historic successive Six Nations Grand Slam when they host Italy at Lansdowne Road on Sunday after laying down a marker in their thumping of France last week.

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Steyn out of France clash

TEAM UPDATE: There is a late change to Scotland's starting XV for Saturday's Six Nations clash against France in Edinburgh.

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Waratahs humbled as Reds, Brumbies notch trial wins

SUPER RUGBY PRE-SEASON WRAP: The Waratahs have some headaches as the Super Rugby Pacific season approaches after they were steamrolled by the Queensland Reds in a trial game two weeks out from a Round-One rematch.

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Springbok's No.1 spot not in jeopardy

OPINION: South Africa will remain at the top of the world rankings and not even a victory by Ireland this weekend can help them overtake the World Cup-winning Springboks.

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Chiefs survive late surge to win in Tokyo

REVIEW: The Chiefs survived a late scare from the Spears to end The Cross Border Rugby successfully after a 35-30 win over the current Japan Rugby League One champions in Tokyo on Saturday.

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Crusaders end tour on high against Bristol

MATCH REPORT: The Crusaders ended their tour of the Northern hemisphere as part of their pre-season warm-up games for Super Rugby with a 31-14 victory over Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate on Friday night.

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England still learning how to live without Farrell says Ford

NEWS: England are still learning how to live without Owen Farrell as they begin a new era under Jamie George, according to playmaker George Ford.

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Australia

Wallabies star Beale not guilty of sexual assault

NEWS: Over two weeks, a trial has heard graphic and intimate details of the night Kurtley Beale was accused of raping a woman in the bathroom of a Sydney pub.

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Key player returns for Italy

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Italy head coach Gonzalo Quesada has made four changes to his side that will take on Ireland in the Round Two match of the Six Nations at Lansdowne Road on Sunday.

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New captain for Ireland

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Head coach Andy Farrell has named his Ireland team to face Italy in Round Two of the Six Nations at Lansdowne Road on Sunday.

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Australia

Boks to face Schmidt's Wallabies twice in Australia

NEWS: Joe Schmidt will get his reign as Wallabies coach underway against Wales in Sydney, their 2024 home schedule showed Friday, with Australia also hosting world champions South Africa twice this year.

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England v Wales - teams and prediction

ROUND TWO PREVIEW: England captain Jamie George is happy to let patriotic pride fuel his side when they face Wales in the Six Nations at Twickenham on Saturday.

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Scotland v France - teams and predictions

ROUND TWO PREVIEW: France heads to Edinburgh this weekend with a bruised ego, a head coach under the cosh, and a point to prove in the Second Round of the Six Nations against Scotland.

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VIDEO: Boks to get a 'different dimension'

WATCH as the Boks Office crew share their views on the Springboks' big coaching announcement this week.

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More Cheetahs stars join Ospreys in 'win-win situation'

TRANSFER NEWS: As part of our rugby partnership, three Cheetahs players will join the Ospreys on a short-term loan to reinforce the squad over the coming weeks.

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Boks' golden chance at Rugby Champs

OPINION: @rugby365com contributor Angus Opperman dissects the Springboks' state after reaching the pinnacle of rugby.

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Spotlight on Dupont's understudy

SPOTLIGHT: A lot of pressure was on France scrumhalf Maxime Lucu even before the start of this year's Six Nations as Antoine Dupont's heir apparent, but it has ramped up another gear before he starts Saturday's round two trip to Scotland.

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Italy suffer another blow

INJURY UPDATE: Flank Lorenzo Cannone will miss Italy's second match of the Six Nations against Ireland with a leg injury, the Italian rugby federation announced Thursday.

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VIDEO: 'He is copying a Bok style of defence'

WATCH as the Boks Office crew try to wrap their heads around Felix Jones' role within Steve Borthwick's England coaching group.

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Beyond 80: A look at England's Bok approach

WATCH as former Ireland and Leinster hooker and analysis guru Bernard Jackman dissects England's defensive structure under Felix Jones in RugbyPass TV's Beyond 80

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More SA players get a crack at Super Rugby opposition

CROSS-BORDER PREVIEW: Last Sunday’s convincing victory by the Wild Knights against the Chiefs has set the Cross-Border Rugby series alight ahead of its second weekend, with the Chiefs looking to respond against the Spears.

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Darge makes timely comeback to face France

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Scotland coach Gregor Townsend made three changes to the side that will host France in the second round of the Six Nations at Murrayfield on Saturday.

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Borthwick reveals his hand for Wales clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: England named an unchanged team for the first time in over four years on Thursday when coach Steve Borthwick announced his side to play Wales in the Six Nations.

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Why Simelane is the perfect fit for Stormers

SPOTLIGHT: Stormers star Hacjivah Dayimani is confident that his best friend Wandisile Simelane will excel in Cape Town.

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France reveal Willemse's replacement for Scotland clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Head coach Fabien Galthie resisted making sweeping changes to the France side for Saturday's Six Nations match against Scotland.

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'Very appealing': New Bok assistant on rekindling Rassie connection

SPOTLIGHT: New Springbok assistant coach Jerry Flannery could not pass up the chance of working with Rassie Erasmus again.

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Rising SA star making waves in Ireland U20 side

SPOTLIGHT: South African centre Wilhelm de Klerk has entrenched himself in Ireland where he has worked his way into the Under-20 Six Nations team while he will also be in action in South Africa during the World U20 Championships in June.

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VIDEO: Who is the strongest Bull?

WATCH as a few of the Bulls stars reveal who they think is the strongest player in their squad.

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'A real bummer': Crusaders suffer huge Halfpenny blow

NEWS: British and Irish Lions fullback Leigh Halfpenny is expected to miss most of the Super Rugby season with a chest injury, the Crusaders said on Thursday.

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Australia

Wallabies reveal their best player after dismal year

NEWS: Barnstorming Brumbies loose forward Rob Valetini has won the John Eales medal, crowned as Australian rugby's men's Player of the Year

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'No fear' attitude key against England says King

NEWS: Wales assistant coach Alex King has demanded a "no fear" approach in their Six Nations clash against England at Twickenham on Saturday.

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Davies called up to Wales squad as cover for injured flank

NEWS: Wales flank James Botham has been released from the Six Nations squad due to a knee injury, the Welsh Rugby Union said on Tuesday.

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Franco Smith locks in his first signing of the new season

TRANSFER NEWS: Patrick Schickerling has become Glasgow Warriors’ first new signing ahead of the 2024/25 campaign, after the prop agreed to make the move to Scotstoun from Exeter Chiefs.

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Key player returns as Gatland rings the changes for England clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: George North was recalled by Wales as Warren Gatland made wholesale changes to his side for Saturday's Six Nations match against England at Twickenham.

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The world's best U20 teams head to SA again

NEWS: South Africa will play host to World Rugby’s Under-20 Championship for the second consecutive year when it takes place in the Western Cape from June 29 to July 19 this year.

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Springboks' coaching team confirmed

Rassie Erasmus – the mastermind behind the Springboks’ back-to-back Rugby World Cup titles of 2019 and 2023 – has returned to the role of head coach for the next four years, following the departure of Jacques Nienaber to Leinster.

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All Black great credits Schimidt's role at World Cup

NEWS: All Blacks great Dane Coles credits Joe Schmidt for steering New Zealand to the World Cup final and says his appointment as Wallabies coach is a win for Australia and world rugby.

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Willemse learns his fate after Marseille red card

DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: France lock Paul Willemse received a suspension for a red card in the defeat to Ireland in the opening round of this season's Six Nations.

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The why behind Deon Fourie's drive at 37

SPOTLIGHT: Deon Fourie’s second stint as a Stormer has been a resounding success in every sense.

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Springbok star back in training

NEWS: Springbok World Cup winning lock RG Snyman returned to full team training with Munster this week after recovering from a chest/shoulder injury sustained in the World Cup final.

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Bok commits to Van Graan's Bath

NEWS: Louis Schreuder has signed a new contract that will extend his stay with Bath until 2025.

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BREAKING: World Rugby announces referee change for Six Nations

BREAKING: An ongoing injury has ruled out referee Pierre Brousset for this Sunday’s Six Nations encounter between Ireland and Italy in Dublin.

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WORLD RANKINGS: Ireland close gap on Boks in a big way

NEWS: South Africa's lead at the top of World Rugby's Rankings has been reduced after Round One of this season's Six Nations.

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SA lock extends contract with French club after 150th cap

NEWS: South African lock Nico Janse van Rensburg celebrated his 150th cap for Montpellier last weekend by extending his contract with the French outfit for another two years.

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Scotland add more names to growing injury list

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Scotland suffered a double injury blow with the news that Luke Crosbie and Richie Gray have been ruled out of the Six Nations tournament.

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Rassie Erasmus reveals his graphic injuries

SPOTLIGHT: South Africa's Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus shared graphic images of the injuries he sustained in a "freak accident" last month.

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'He is not a great man manager': Honeymoon over for Galthie

SPOTLIGHT: France head coach Fabien Galthie has enjoyed a long honeymoon but for the first time since he took over after the 2019 World Cup, there are rumblings about his stewardship following the 17-38 thumping by Ireland in the Six Nations.

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SA Rugby's latest vow to women's rugby

NEWS: Increasing the number of girls playing rugby and finding more women rugby coaches and referees, were high on the agenda at SA Rugby's recent two-day Community Rugby Workshop.

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'No thoughts' on Boks as France battle 'resentment and bitterness'

SPOTLIGHT: Assistant coach William Servat admitted Monday that France would carry the "scars" of their Six Nations defeat by Ireland in Marseille into their next game against Scotland in Edinburgh at the weekend.

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Nervy wait for France and red-carded Willemse

DISCIPLINARY NEWS: France could be without one of their key figures as the South African-born lock Paul Willemse faces a lengthy suspension.

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Italy lose key player ahead of Ireland clash

INJURY UPDATE: Italy will take on Ireland on Sunday in the Six Nations without one of their most influential players.

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Scotland set for double boost ahead of France battle

Rory Darge and Grant Gilchrist look set for Test match return when Scotland continue their Six Nations campaign against France at Murrayfield.

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The big talking points from Round One of Six Nations

SPOTLIGHT: Ireland launched their bid for successive Grand Slams with an impressive triumph away to France, sparking an exciting first round of Six Nations action as England edged out Italy and Scotland survived a thrilling fightback by Wales to end along wait for a win in Cardiff.

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Boks taste victory over Super Rugby opponents

CROSS BORDER WRAP: The Wild Knights created history, becoming the first corporate club from Japan to defeat a Super Rugby Pacific side, after a comprehensive 38-14 win over the Chiefs in Sunday's second match of Cross-Border Rugby at Kumagaya.

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All Black sheds light on 'friendly fire' leading to broken jaw

REACTION: Blues captain Patrick Tuipulotu said Monday he expects to be sidelined for around 10 weeks with a broken jaw, missing the start of the Super Rugby Pacific season this month.

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England skipper's bold Six Nations statement

SPOTLIGHT: England captain Jamie George said he doesn't want anyone in the squad who doubts that the Red Roses can win this year's Six Nations title.

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Key player missing from England squad for Wales clash

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: England head coach Steve Borthwick has revealed a 36-man squad for their Six Nations Round Two clash against Wales at Twickenham this coming Saturday.

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British & Irish Lions

'The King' of Welsh rugby dies at 79

NEWS: Barry John, known as the "King" of Welsh rugby during a golden era and arguably the sport's first superstar, has died. He was 79.

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Gatland: 'I think I've got to apologise'

REACTION: Wales coach Warren Gatland believes his side can travel to Twickenham with renewed confidence after a stunning rally in an agonising defeat by Scotland that featured the "worst 40 minutes" of his lengthy coaching career.

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VIDEO: 'It will be an amazing coup if the Boks get that right'

WATCH as the Boks Office crew – Hanyani Shimange and Jean de Villiers, with guests Schalk Brits and Brad Barritt - talk about the rumours that All Black and Highlanders legend Tony Brown could be added to the Springbok coaching staff.

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Player Ratings: Wales

Wales player ratings: There’s no other way to say it. This was truly a game of two halves. Wales were dreadful in the first. Arguably their worst 40 minute performance under Warren Gatland throughout his multiple tenures. They couldn’t pass, catch or kick with any authority. They were throwing their toys and coughing up penalties. They should have been buried.

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Player Ratings: Scotland

OPINION: Scotland player ratings: Having lost their last 11 matches in Cardiff, including nine in the Championship, since 2002, Scotland finally ended that miserable sequence with a 27-26 victory at the Principality Stadium.

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Italy deny England a bonus-point win

REPORT: England were forced to come from behind to secure a hard-fought 27-24 win over Italy in the Six Nations Round One match in Rome on Saturday.

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RECAP | Six Nations full match coverage

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Six Nations Round One encounter between Italy and England, as well as Wales versus Scotland.

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Dupont breaks silence on France's Six Nations disaster

SPOTLIGHT: Scrumhalf Antoine Dupont's latest statement is certainly not what France supporters would like to hear following their heavy Six Nations opening defeat to Ireland.

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Relieved Scotland's minor concern ahead of France showdown

REACTION: Scotland coach Gregor Townsend was a relieved man on Saturday after his side's hopes of a first win in Cardiff in 22 years were almost scuppered by another dramatic slump in the Welsh capital.

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England boss on new era post Farrell

REACTION: Head coach Steve Borthwick praised the impact England's debutants made in their tight 27-24 Six Nations win over Italy which ended a long-standing opening day hoodoo.

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Munster edge Crusaders in URC versus Super Rugby battle

REPORT: Munster managed to hold on for a nailbiting 21-19 win over the Crusaders to win the Clash of Champions in Cork on Saturday.

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'We're sick of getting close and not winning'

REACTION: The Italians could not contain their disappointment with the narrow 24-27 defeat to England in the Six Nations opener in Rome.

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Scotland rewrite history books in Cardiff

MATCH REPORT: Scotland pulled a hat out of the bag and hung on for dear life to win their opening Six Nations Round One encounter by 27-26 over Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

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'Bad choices': French media's brutal assessment of Dupont's replacement

REACTION: The fight for the Six Nations title is not over, France coach Fabien Galthie has insisted, despite watching his team crash to the heaviest defeat since he took charge in 2019.

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Player Ratings: England

OPINION: A nervous, close-run thing on the scoreboard for England wasn’t in the script for this Six Nations round-one encounter. Player Ratings by Liam Heagney live from Stadio Olimpico. 

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Player Ratings: Italy

OPINION: Italy started their Six Nations campaign with a loss, but there are plenty of positives that new head coach Gonzalo Quesada can take from the performance in Rome.

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Why Boks are 'safe' at No.1

SPOTLIGHT: South Africa's position at the top of the World Rugby rankings will be safe for a while.

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Breaking: England add to their injury list

TEAM UPDATE: England suffered another injury blow just hours ahead of the start of their 2024 Six Nations campaign.

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Rebels make a 'statement' on the field after tough week

SUPER RUGBY TRIAL WRAP: The Melbourne Rebels have put aside their off-field woes to post a 38-12 victory over the Waratahs in their first hit-out of the year.

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Tuilagi dynasty still going strong with latest wrecking ball

SPOTLIGHT: The latest wrecking ball from the Tuilagi rugby dynasty was unleashed Friday, giant teenage lock Posolo making his debut for France in a 17-38 defeat to Ireland, and quickly maintaining the family's fearsome reputation.

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'I don't think it gets any better'

REACTION: Ireland coach Andy Farrell said his team's 38-17 thrashing of France gave them invaluable momentum in their bid to defend their Six Nations title.

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Player Ratings: France

OPINION: In a match that laid bare the stark disparities between expectations and reality, France found themselves uncharacteristically lackluster, a shadow of the formidable force they were in 2023. A man down for much of the contest, France eventually buckled completely.

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Player Ratings: Ireland

OPINION: Ireland, while not at their absolute best, capitalized on a French shortfall, managing to secure a decisive 38-17 bonus victory over their hosts in Marseille.

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Write Wales off at your peril

INTERVIEW: "Don't write us off" was the message from Adam Beard as a new-look Wales prepared to open their Six Nations Championship campaign against Scotland in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Ireland makes strong statement against 14-man France

MATCH REPORT: Ireland started the defence of their Six Nations and Grand Slam titles with a massive statement against France in Marseille on Friday.

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RECAP | Six Nations full match coverage

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Six Nations Round One encounter between France and Ireland in Marseille.

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VIDEO: Exposing the vile abuse of match officials

WATCH as retired South African referee Jaco Peyper - in the ground-documentary Whistleblowers - speaks about the abuse his children experienced at school, because people disliked how he refereed matches.

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Wales v Scotland - teams and prediction

ROUND ONE PREVIEW: Warren Gatland urged a new-look Wales to "go out there with no fear" when they launch their Six Nations Championship campaign at home to a Scotland side desperate to end a 22-year losing streak in Cardiff.

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Bok puts homecoming on ice

TRANSFER TALK: Forgotten Springbok centre Jan Serfontain has opted to extend his contract with Montpellier amid rumours of an exit.

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VIDEO: Which players will make great MMA fighters?

WATCH as the Boks Office crew - Hanyani Shimange and Jean de Villiers, with guests Schalk Brits and Brad Barritt - attempt to find the next Dricus du Plessis in the rugby ranks.

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Italy v England - teams and prediction

ROUND ONE PREVIEW: Jamie George and Gonzalo Quesada are hoping to lead England and Italy into new eras as the countries face off in Saturday's Six Nations opener in Rome.

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UPDATE: Italy star to miss England clash

TEAM NEWS: Ange Capuozzo will miss Italy's Six Nations opener with England with gastroenteritis, the Italian rugby federation announced on Friday.

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USA Eagles appoint head coach

NEWS: Scott Lawrence was named head coach of the USA Eagles on Thursday, removing the interim tag under which he served in the role for the past year, USA Rugby announced.

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STAT ATTACK: How Libbok transformed into the all-round threat

In his 50 games for the Stormers thus far, flyhalf Manie Libbok has kept scoreboard operators everywhere busy with some prolific points-scoring.

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France v Ireland - teams and prediction

ROUND ONE PREVIEW: The focus is firmly on the crucial opening match of the Six Nations - with two teams looking to put the disappointment of World Cup quarterfinal exits behind them.

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Northampton Saints break silence on Saudi investment

REACTION: Northampton Saints have issued a statement following speculation that four Premiership clubs are in discussions to receive millions of pounds worth of investment from Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund (PIF).

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Strong SA presence in Scotland's back three for Cardiff trip

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Head coach Gregor Townsend has named his Scotland matchday squad to face Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff for the opening round of this year’s Six Nations.

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Borthwick reveals his playmaker and uncapped players for Italy clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: England head coach Steve Borthwick has revealed his team to play Italy in their opening game of the 2024 Six Nations at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.

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Super Rugby audition as Japan clubs host Chiefs and Blues

PREVIEW: The Cross-Border Rugby competition between leading clubs from Japan Rugby League One and Super Rugby Pacific kicks off on Saturday when the five-time Japanese champions Suntory Sungoliath battle the three-time Super Rugby champions the Blues.

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Quesada shifts his star player for England showdown

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Ange Capuozzo will start on the right wing in Italy's Six Nations opener with England in Rome on Saturday, as Gonzalo Quesada makes his debut as Azzurri coach.

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Wales star out of Scotland clash as Gatland starts new era

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Wales head coach Warren Gatland has revealed his team to face Scotland in their Six Nations opener.

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European Cup

EPCR stamping saga ends with a suspension

DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Bristol Bears lock Josh Caulfield has finally learned his fate after facing a couple of hearings this week.

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Marco van Staden: From scrumhalf to World Cup glory

Wearing the Green and Gold is a dream any South African rugby player is determined to turn into reality - and for Marco van Staden that journey was filled with loads of challenges.

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Familair faces in SA Academy squad as U20 Rugby Champs draws nearer

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Four capped Junior Springboks are amongst a group of 35 players who will attend this year’s SA Rugby Academy Programme to continue preparations for the international season.

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New WPRFU administrator walks into firestorm

NEWS: Peter Jooste, the new administrator of the Western Province Rugby Football Union, will walk straight into a firestorm.

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VIDEO: Siya reveals his 'most underrated' Springboks

WATCH as double World Cup-winning Springbok captain Siya Kolisi reveals who he feels are the most underrated players in the team.

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Former Stormer ready to be centre of attention in Six Nations

SPOTLIGHT: Scotland centre Huw Jones aims to carry on from where he left off when the 2024 Six Nations Championship gets underway this weekend.

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'A sobering moment': England playmaker hangs up his boots

NEWS: England flyhalf Danny Cipriani confirmed his retirement from Rugby Union on Wednesday in a "sobering but also freeing moment".

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Rassie gives his take on new tackle law

REACTION: Rassie Erasmus, the mastermind behind the Springboks' back-to-back World Cup victories, has given his take on the debated new tackle law.

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VIDEO: Razor speaks about Springboks and other first-season hurdles

WATCH as new All Black coach Scott Robertson speaks about the two-match tour to South Africa and his other first-season hurdles.

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Bulls get surprise visitor at training

SPOTLIGHT: The Bulls, in preparation for crucial back-to-back United Rugby Championship derbies, had a surprise visitor at training on Tuesday.

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Cape Town misses out as EPCR reveals Euro Finals venues

NEWS: South African fans will have to wait a few years to host a European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup Finals as EPCR announced the venues for the 2025 and 2026 editions of the tournaments.

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Farrell names team for Six Nations opener

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Peter O’Mahony will lead Ireland when they face France in their Six Nations opener against France in Marseilles on Friday.

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France to employ Boks' blueprint for Six Nations opener

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: France head coach Fabien Galthie has named his team to face Ireland in the Six Nations opener in Marseille.

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Bok still the #GOAT of URC

STAT ATTACK: Steven Kitshoff’s arrival at Ulster has grabbed the headlines and the World Cup-winning Springbok is certainly making his mark.

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England suffers another injury setback

NEWS: England has been hit by another setback ahead of their Six Nations opener against Italy after concerns emerged surrounding the fitness of scrumhalf Alex Mitchell.

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'Global figure': England star reveals his future plans

NEWS: Saracens announced that Maro Itoje has signed a new long-term contract at the club.

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Alarm bells for England as Italy reconstructs

INTERVIEW: Italy head into the Six Nations as rank outsiders following a dismal World Cup.

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Former England flank to captain Hurricanes

NEWS: Former England flank Brad Shields was on Wednesday named captain of the Hurricanes for the 2024 Super Rugby season in the absence of Ardie Savea.

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REVEALED: The derby numbers that really matter

SPOTLIGHT: The United Rugby Championship is delicately poised for South African teams at the halfway stage - with the overall standings and Shield positions painting two contrasting pictures.

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'He's doing a lot more': Bok star set for early return from injury

NEWS: One of South Africa's top players could return to action sooner than expected.

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STAT ATTACK: SA players show Premiership how it's done...again

SPOTLIGHT: The Springbok coaches would have been happy with what they saw from a couple of South African players in the Premiership this past weekend.

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England suffer big playmaker blow ahead of Six Nations opener

NEWS: England have suffered a major blow ahead of their Six Nations opener against Italy as Marcus Smith was ruled out of Saturday's clash with a calf injury.

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The best man to nurture young England talent

INTERVIEW: Jamie George's 'lighter touch' is better suited to captaining an inexperienced England Six Nations squad than the more 'abrasive' manner of Owen Farrell, said former Test lock Courtney Lawes.

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CONFIRMED: Cash-strapped Super Rugby franchise enters administration

NEWS: Rugby Australia is working with the debt-ridden Melbourne Rebels to ensure they field a team in this year's Super Rugby Pacific competition but has offered no guarantees beyond that.

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VIDEO: 'It's not all doom and gloom' for Jake White

REACTION: Despite shooting themselves in the foot on several occasions against the Lions, Jake White believes his Bulls team were also "unlucky" not to have won more comfortably.

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Australia

Cooper shuts down Wallabies comeback

SPOTLIGHT: Quade Cooper might have played his last game for the Wallabies, the flyhalf admitted.

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Australia

Rugby star recorded apologising to rape accuser

NEWS: Rugby star Kurtley Beale told a woman he allegedly raped he "misread the whole situation" and profusely apologised to her, in a secretly taped phone call.

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All Blacks loose forward to captain Chiefs

NEWS: New Zealand loose forward Luke Jacobson will captain the Chiefs in 2024, the Super Rugby franchise announced Tuesday, with All Blacks skipper Sam Cane currently in Japan.

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VIDEO: Eddie Jones' cattle prod threat to Wallaby players

WATCH as former Wallaby head coach Eddie Jones is caught threatening his players with a cattle prod during last year's World Cup in France.

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VIDEO: Six Nations redemption after World Cup 'flops'

TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: Ireland will start their bid for a historic back-to-back Six Nations Grand Slam when they take on France in Marseille in the tournament's mouth-watering opening match on Friday.

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Scotland lose one of their 'South African imports'

INJURY UPDATE: Scotland has lost some of its South African beef, ahead of their Six Nations opener.

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VIDEO: 'He is just misunderstood'

WATCH an exclusive interview with double World Cup-winning Springbok captain Siya Kolisi on the Big Jim Show.

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VIDEO: 'See you at Ellis Park'

WATCH as Lions captain Marius Louw and coach Ivan van Rooyen look forward to the next two crucial rounds of the United Rugby Championship.

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New twist in stamping saga as EPCR launches appeal

DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) is appealing the decision of an independent disciplinary committee to overturn the red card which was issued to the Bristol Bears player Josh Caulfield.

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VIDEO: Bonus point kings on the losing end again

REACTION: The Lions have become the bonus point kings in the United Rugby Championship with the most of all the teams, despite losing five out of their nine outings. 

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Sexton shadow hangs over Irish title defence

SPOTLIGHT: Ireland's hopes of successfully defending their Six Nations title hinge on filling the "massive gap" left by Johnny Sexton's decision to retire after their World Cup quarterfinal loss to New Zealand.

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VIDEO: Jake White on why Bulls are their own worst enemy

REACTION: Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White questioned his team's game management in their United Rugby Championship clash against the Lions in Pretoria on Saturday.

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Ackermann scores as Gloucester sends Sharks into a slump

MATCH REPORT: Gloucester coach George Skivington was happy to end a 'painful' run of nine Premiership defeats with their bonus-point 32-20 win over Sale Sharks.

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Countries

Rassie in hospital after 'freak accident'

NEWS: South Africa's Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus is currently recovering in hospital after suffering chemical burns.

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Lions miss chance to snatch victory at the death in Pretoria

URC REPORT: The Bulls climbed to fourth in the United Rugby Championship standings with a thrilling 30-28 win over the Lions in their Round Nine clash in Pretoria on Saturday.

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Baby steps for SA women

REACTION: The improvement shown by the South African women's Sevens team in Perth will give the coaching staff and players a confidence boost for the next two HSBC SVNS tournaments.

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BlitzBoks realise the 'realities' of SVNS

REACTION: South Africa finished their HSBC SVNS Perth campaign on a high note by outplaying France 24-5 to finish the tournament in fifth place.

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'There's plenty of choices at No.10'

SPOTLIGHT: Tom Lynagh is battling a back niggle but the No.10 says he's learnt to be more competitive as he fights for a spot in Les Kiss's Queensland Reds starting side.

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Loftus helps set a new URC attendance record

NEWS: Over 146,000 fans have helped the United Rugby Championship to break its all-time single-round attendance record for the second time in three weeks.

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Countries

Scotland suffers injury scare in Top 14 drama

SATURDAY WRAP: Scotland scrumhalf Ben White handed coach Gregor Townsend an injury scare on Saturday before next weekend's opening round in the Six Nations.

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Perth SVNS, Day Three - Women, Historic win by Ireland

WRAP: Welcome to our coverage of the women's matches on Day Three of the Perth SVNS, Round Three of the World Series.

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Perth SVNS, Day Three - Men, Los Pumas stretches their lead

WRAP: Welcome to our coverage of the men's matches on Day Three of the Perth SVNS, Round Three of the World Series.

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RECAP: URC & Premiership full match coverage

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of all this weekend's action in the United Rugby Champion and Premiership competitions.

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Saints book No.1 ranking

SATURDAY WRAP: Northampton Saints' bonus-point 38-13 victory over winless Newcastle Falcons ensured they will remain top of the Premiership standings heading into the Six Nations break.

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REVEALED: Boks' venue for historic match against Portugal

NEWS: Bloemfontein has been confirmed as the venue when the Springboks face Portugal in the historic first Test between the nations on Saturday, July 20.

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VIDEO: 'He needs to play' - White expresses concerns over rest period

SPOTLIGHT: Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White has weighed in on the compulsory rest period debate has he expressed some concerns on development of one of his star players.

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A next generation of Boks to face Portugal

OPINION: It's been confirmed that one of the surprise packages of World Cup 2023, Portugal will play a one off Test against the back-to-back world champion Springboks in Bloemfontein.

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South African fullback breaks Rams' hearts

WRAP: There was plenty of drama in Round Six of the Japan Rugby League One.

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VIDEO: What the OIG and Hot Stepper are up to

EXCLUSIVE: Watch as @king365ed sits down for a ONE-ON-ONE with Michael Yormark, President of Roc Nation Sports International, to talk about two of the most iconic figures in South African sport.

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Bulls v Lions - Teams and Prediction

URC ROUND NINE CATCH-UP MATCH: Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White admits that the Lions' style of play could make life difficult for his team in their United Rugby Championship clash in Pretoria.

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Perth SVNS, Day Two - Men

WRAP: Welcome to our coverage of the men's matches on Day Two of the Perth SVNS, Round Three of the World Series.

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Perth SVNS, Day Two - Women

WRAP: Welcome to our coverage of the women's matches on Day Two of the Perth SVNS, Round Three of the World Series.

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Life-threatening condition forces promising Lions prop to retire

BREAKING NEWS: A career-ending medical condition has forced talented loosehead prop Rhynardt Rijnsburger to retire, Lions confirmed on Friday.

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Perth SVNS, Day One - Men

WRAP: Welcome to our coverage of the men's matches on Day One of the Perth SVNS, Round Three of the World Series.

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Nohamba gets pivotal role for Bulls showdown

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Lions head coach Ivan van Rooyen has revealed his team for their Uniited Rugby Championship Round Nine catch-up match against the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.

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Perth SVNS, Day One - Women

WRAP: Welcome to our coverage of the women's matches on Day One of the Perth SVNS, Round Three of the World Series.

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Former Bull added to England squad

TEAM UPDATE: Steve Borthwick’s Six Nations preparations have suffered another hiccup as Nick Isiekwe has become the fourth player to drop out of the England squad this week ahead of the February 3 campaign opener away to Italy.

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Bok boost for Bulls

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Bulls have named Springbok Marco van Staden in their starting XV to face the Lions in their United Rugby Championship Round Nine match at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

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The busy 'N1 highway' between Loftus and The Den

OPINION: A big local derby is on the cards this weekend, when the Bulls host the Lions in a United Rugby Championship catch-up match at Loftus Versfeld.

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Super Rugby franchise responds to 'voluntary administration' reports

NEWS: The Melbourne Rebels insist they haven't entered voluntary administration but the move is potentially on the table for the financially-stricken Super Rugby Pacific franchise.

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VIDEO: Whistleblowers - a peek into the life of a World Cup ref

WATCH THE official trailer for Whistleblowers, a ground-breaking film documenting the lives and experiences of the World Rugby match officials at the World Cup - including now retired South African referee Jaco Peyper.

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Another big name added to Bok injury list

NEWS: One of South Africa's top loose forwards will be in a race against time to be fit for the Springboks' internationals against Ireland and Portugal in July.

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Racing 92 reaping rewards from Bok captain's presence

PREVIEW: Racing 92's South African Tristan Tedder welcomes former club Toulouse in the French Top 14 on Sunday with Siya Kolisi offering words of wisdom for the playmaker in his eighth season in France.

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Scotland lock to miss Six Nations opener against Wales

NEWS: Grant Gilchrist is set to miss Scotland's Six Nations opener away to Wales on February 3 after receiving a one-week suspension while on club duty.

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Eddie set for Twickenham return

NEWS: England will face Japan at Twickenham in November in their fourth and final 2024 Nations Series international, the Rugby Football Union announced Thursday.

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Mixed bag for SA's Challenge Cup bad boys

DISCIPLINARY NEWS: The Cheetahs have been dealt another blow as wing Daniel Kasende was handed a suspension following his team's 28-29 Challenge Cup defeat to Oyonnax in Round Four.

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'Really disappointed': More Boks on the sidelines after surgeries

NEWS: A few more Springboks have been added to the injury list.

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Challenge Cup: Dates and Kick-offs confirmed

NEWS: Following a tense conclusion to the pool stage last weekend when eight of the nine matches counted either for qualification or ranking, EPCR announced the dates, venues and kick-off times of the Challenge Cup Round of 16 fixtures.

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VIDEO: It will get 'personal' in a steamy Loftus cauldron

WATCH as Bulls captain Marcell Coetzee explains what his team is expecting when the Lions arrive at Loftus Versfeld for a URC catch-up game on Saturday.

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Champions Cup: Dates and kick-offs confirmed

NEWS: For the first time in history the Bulls will host a Champions Cup Round of 16 match at Loftus Versfeld.

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Barrett v Mo'unga showdown in Japan

PREVIEW: All Blacks teammates Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo'unga will go head-to-head when Toyota Verblitz take high-flying Brave Lupus in Round Six of Japan League One.

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VIDEO: The truth about the Jordan Hendrikse transfer rumours

WATCH as @king365ed goes ONE-ON-ONE with Michael Yormark, President of Roc Nation Sports International, to get to the truth about the Jordan Hendrikse transfer saga.

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Russell sheds light on relationship with Townsend after 'bust-up'

SPOTLIGHT: Finn Russell believes his appointment as Scotland co-captain for the upcoming Six Nations is proof of how a once strained relationship with head coach Gregor Townsend has been repaired.

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VIDEO: The 'tough' conversations the Lions had this week

WATCH as Lions captain Marius Louw speaks to @king365ed about a demoralizing loss and an inadequate European performance last week, ahead of their Trans-Jukskei URC derby with the Bulls.

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Perth SVNS preview

ROUND THREE: The 24 SVNS teams - men and women - are ready to turn up the heat in Round Three of the World Series in Perth this weekend.

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Australia

Another rising rugby star headhunted by NFL scouts

TRANSFER TALK: It seems like another top rugby star might be heading the USA, as the Australia utility back Jordan Petaia is attracting interest from the National Football League (NFL).

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'Glad I retired': Nigel Owens has his say on overturned red card

REACTION: Retired referee Nigel Owens has questioned the decision to overturn the red card handed to Bristol lock Josh Caulfield.

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Northampton hooker banned after Munster red card

DISCIPLINARY NEWS: Northampton hooker Curtis Langdon has been banned for four weeks following his red card in a European Champions Cup win away to Irish province Munster last weekend.

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European Cup

Cheetahs flyer learns his fate after Challenge Cup red card

DISCIPLINARY NEWS: Cheetahs wing Munier Hartzenberg received a suspension for his red card in his team's 28-29 Challange Cup defeat to Oyonnax last weekend.

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Former Bok fullback to help Eagles soar

NEWS: The South Western Districts Eagles will have a former Springbok fullback in charge of their team.

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The real reason why Wallaby star was burning himself out

SPOTLIGHT: James O'Connor was burning himself out trying to prove he'd shed his reputation as rugby's bad boy.

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European Cup

Powell reveals the real heroes of Newport win

REACTION: Sharks Director of Rugby Neil Powell made it clear that it was his big bruisers in the pack that laid the foundation for his team's success against the Dragons.

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Springbok stars to take centre stage as Japan clubs host Chiefs and Blues

NEWS: Japan Rugby League One chairman Genichi Tamatsuka has hailed next week’s kick-off in The Cross-Border rugby competition between Japan and New Zealand as a new era for relations between the countries at club level.

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OPINION: The attitude that impacted SA teams' altitude

STAT ATTACK: As that hackneyed proverb goes: 'Defence is an indication of a team's attitude.'

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Unlucky Cheetahs set sight on Round of 16

The Cheetahs concluded the Challenge Cup pool stage on a very sour note at the weekend.

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Countries

England suffer triple Six Nations blow

INJURY NEWS: England head coach Steve Borthwick has been forced to make three changes to his 2024 Six Nations squad.

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SA Rugby warns against FAKE Springboks Test tickets

Rugby supporters have been cautioned about purchasing fake match-day tickets from fraudulent websites.

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European Cup

The final call on Bristol lock's highly debated head stamp red card

DISCPLINARY NEWS: The Bristol Bears second row Josh Caulfield had his red card overturned following an independent Disciplinary Hearing.

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European Cup

Lions' Ellis Park capitulation shrouded in 'negatives'

REACTION: Lions captain Marius Louw says the negatives outweighed the positives in the final quarter of their Challenge Cup pool match against the Ospreys at Ellis Park on Sunday.

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How former Bok staff member silenced England dressing room

INTERVIEW: England coach Steve Borthwick explained how a former member of Jacques Nienaber's coaching staff silenced their dressing room.

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VIDEO: Another Leyds added to the international fold

The first time it was just a text message of ‘maybe’, but when Tristan Leyds got the confirmation that he was in the BlitzBoks team to play in this weekend's inaugural HSBC SVNS tournament in Perth, he video-called older brother Dillyn to share the good news.

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Gatland's offer to Rees-Zammit after NFL move

REACTION: Wales coach Warren Gatland said he was ready to keep the door open for Louis Rees-Zammit's return to rugby should his American football stint prove short-lived.

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George talks about captaincy and Farrell's departure

REACTION: Jamie George said "pressure is a privilege" as he prepared to take over as England captain despite seeing the strain the position placed on close friend Owen Farrell.

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REVEALED: What convinced O'Mahony not to retire

INTERVIEW: Peter O'Mahony is glad he dismissed thoughts about retiring from the international game after Ireland's World Cup quarterfinal defeat.

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Farrell joins Siya in France

NEWS: England flyhalf Owen Farrell will join Racing 92 on a two-year deal from next season.

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Big blow for France as star limps out of Six Nations contention

NEWS: France's forward stocks suffered a big blow ahead of this year's Six Nations.

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Champions Cup: Bulls and Stormers to face familiar foes in last 16

NEWS: The Bulls and Stormers will face familiar French opposition in the last 16 of this season's Champions Cup.

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VIDEO: The terrifying travel itinerary confronting the Bulls

WATCH as Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White explicates the troubling travel schedule they will face after booking 'home ground' advantage in Europe's Round of 16.

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Challenge Cup last 16 fixtures: Sharks rewarded for being top seeds

NEWS: The Sharks will be the only South African side with home advantage in the last 16 of the Challenge Cup.

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VIDEO: Why Reds are doubling up on captains again

INTERVIEW: The Queensland Reds are sticking with their leadership set-up, with Tate McDermott and Liam Wright to captain the side again in 2024.

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Australia

VIDEO: Giving the Wallabies the Kiss of life

WATCH as Reds coach Les Kiss explains why new Wallaby boss Joe Schmidt is an ideal candidate for the role.

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Navigating 'club rugby on steroids' is tough says White

REACTION: Jake White, the Bull’s Director of Rugby, says the Champions Cup is club rugby on steroids but navigating the challenges to compete against the best teams out there takes its toll.

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Sharks slay Dragons in the rain

CHALLENGE CUP REPORT: The Sharks ended the Dragons' Challenge Cup campaign with a 29-9 win in wet and windy conditions in Newport on Sunday.

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RECAP: Champions Cup & Challenge Cup full match coverage

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of all this weekend's action in Europe's two main competitions - the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup.

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European Cup

Maiden victory in EPCR for Aviron Bayonnais

MATCH REPORT: In a thrilling final Champions Cup pool match, Aviron Bayonnais secured a maiden win in EPCR’s leading competition against Exeter Chiefs.

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European Cup

Ospreys fight back to upset Lions in Challenge Cup

CHALLENGE CUP REPORT: The Lions ended their Challenge Cup pool phase with a 28-38 defeat to the Ospreys at Ellis Park on Sunday.

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European Cup

Stade Toulousain confirm top spot

MATCH REPORT: In an enthralling game, Stade Toulousain confirmed top spot in Pool 2 with a 31-19 win over Bath.

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Countries

Scotland unveil co-captains for Six Nations

NEWS: Flyhalf Finn Russell and flank Rory Darge have been named co-captains for Scotland ahead of the 2024 Six Nations, Scottish Rugby announced in a statement on Sunday.

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European Cup

Win over Sale keeps Stade Rochelais' title defense alive

MATCH REPORT: Stade Rochelais demonstrated exactly why they are the Champions Cup holders with a strong 37-24 win against Sale Sharks at the Salford Community Stadium.

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European Cup

Johnson the hero as Newcastle see off Perpignan

CHALLENGE CUP REPORT: Flyhalf Louie Johnson kicked 22 points as Newcastle Falcons picked up their first EPCR Challenge Cup victory of the season, beating Perpignan 32-23.

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European Cup

RECAP: Champions Cup & Challenge Cup full match coverage

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of all this weekend's action in Europe's two main competitions - the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup.

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EXPLAINED: How Stormers' Boks will be rested

REACTION: The Stormers will not be able to rely on their World Cup-winning Springboks for the crunch derby with the Sharks next month.

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European Cup

Brace by Saracens lock secures European progress

MATCH REPORT: Saracens lock Maro Itoje scored a crucial brace of tries as the three-time winners of EPCR’s leading competition qualified for the knockout stage of this year’s Champions Cup.

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European Cup

Stormers scrum Stade Français into submission amidst farcical scenes

MATCH REPORT: The Stormers not only confirmed their place in the Champions Cup Round Of 16, but they also ensure they will host the game when Europe's premier competition reaches the play-offs in April.

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European Cup

Fourteen-man Northampton Saints stun Munster in Limerick

CHAMPIONS CUP: Northampton Saints demonstrated a never-say-die attitude as they came from behind to defeat Munster 26-23 despite playing most of the game with 14 men.

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European Cup

Kolisi scores as Racing 92 thump Cardiff for play-off spot

CHAMPIONS CUP REPORT: Racing 92 qualified for the Champions Cup Round of 16 with a bonus-point 48-26 win against Cardiff.

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Countries

SA's best ref calls it a day

NEWS: South Africa's top referee Jaco Peyper has decided to hang up his whistle.

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European Cup

Leinster maul Tigers to book home ground advantage

MATCH REPORT: Caelan Doris was the hero for Leinster, scoring their fourth try to secure a bonus point and home advantage in the knockout stage after a 27-10 win over Leicester Tigers.

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European Cup

Fourteen-man Cheetahs show grit to secure crucial bonus points

CHALLENGE CUP REPORT: The Cheetahs suffered a heartbreaking 27-28 defeat to Oyonnax in their final Challenge Cup pool match.

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European Cup

Benetton seal a home play-off

CHALLENGE CUP REPORT: Tomas Albornoz led Benetton to a fine victory in the EPCR Challenge Cup, beating Montpellier Herault Rugby 27-19.

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European Cup

Pau book play-off spot in one-point thriller

CHALLENGE CUP MATCH REPORT: A missed 78th-minute conversion by Zebre Parma’s Geronimo Prisciantelli was the difference between success and defeat for the United Rugby Championship side as they fell to a 27-28 loss to Section Paloise at Stade du Hameau in the Challenge Cup on Saturday.

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European Cup

Bulls edge Bordeaux in Loftus scrap

MATCH REPORT: The Bulls booked their place in the Champions Cup Round of 16, but not before enduring an almighty scrap with French powerhouse Bordeaux-Begles.

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European Cup

Bok in beast mode as Harlequins smash Ulster

MATCH REPORT: Harlequins boosted their hopes of earning a home tie for the Round of 16 with a 47-19 win over Ulster in Round Four of the Champions Cup on Saturday.

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European Cup

Clermont outplay Black Lion in Tbilisi

CHALLENGE CUP REPORT: Clermont Auvergne secured home advantage in the Round of 16 of the Challenge Cup with a bonus-point win over Black Lion.

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Countries

Lood continues strong comeback after illness

JAPAN LEAGUE ONE WRAP: The Robbie Deans-coached Wild Knights continued their dominance in Japan as they romped to a 70-12 win over the Heat on Saturday.

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European Cup

RECAP: Champions Cup & Challenge Cup full match coverage

READERS' FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of all this weekend's action in Europe's two main competitions - the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup.

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European Cup

Edinburgh's South African imports star in Euro winner

FRIDAY WRAP: Pierre Schoeman starred as Edinburgh sealed their place in the knockout stage of the Challenge Cup with a bonus point win, beating Pool Three's bottom side Scarlets 31-19 in Wales.

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European Cup

Champions Cup, Round Four - teams and predictions

SATURDAY & SUNDAY PREVIEWS: Deon Fourie will return to a city of which he has fond memories, Paris, but it is on a very different missions.

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European Cup

Jones stars in Warrior's victory over Toulon

MATCH REPORT: Centre Huw Jones was the key as Glasgow Warriors defeated Toulon 29-5 to qualify for the Champions Cup Round of 16.

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European Cup

Connacht stuns Bears and move up in pool

MATCH REPORT: It was a disappointing return to Dexcom Stadium for Pat Lam as Connacht ended their eight-match losing run with a 27-10 demolition of his Bristol Bears in the Challenge Cup.

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European Cup

VIDEO: How Jan-Hendrik is paying his 'school fees'

WATCH as Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White explains how they are 'grooming' rookie Jan-Hendrik Wessels to be the next Springbok great in the front row.

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'Best strike of my life' - Pollard on that famous #RWC semifinal kick

WATCH as Jim Hamiton chats to Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard during a small snippet of his Big Jim Show on RugbyPass TV.

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European Cup

Challenge Cup, Round Four - Teams and Predictions

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY PREVIEW: The Sharks and Cheetahs will be looking to follow in the Lions' footsteps and secure their place the Round of 16.

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Australia

VIDEO: Joe Schmidt makes vow to Wallabies as contract details emerge

SPOTLIGHT: Former Ireland coach Joe Schmidt vowed to "get Australia up and running" after being named as the new Wallabies boss, replacing Eddie Jones.

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European Cup

Sharks tweak their big guns for Dragons clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sharks will head into their Challenge Cup Round Four match against the Dragons in Newport with a few changes to their matchday squad.

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European Cup

Lions set to unleash a Stormer against Ospreys

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Lions head coach Ivan van Rooyen has revealed his team for their final Challenge Cup Pool match against the Ospreys at Ellis Park on Sunday.

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European Cup

The Sharks' firm response to Boeta rumours

REACTION: The Sharks are standing firm in the face of another raid on their resources.

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European Cup

Willemse on the move again

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Manie Libbok will play his 50th Stormers game in the Champions Cup clash with Stade Francais in Paris on Saturday.

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European Cup

Cheetahs forced to change for Oyonnax showdown

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: After suffering a defeat against PAU in Amsterdam, the Cheetahs travelled to France this week for Round Four of the Challenge Cup.

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European Cup

What Bulls and Stormers require to reach play-offs

EURO SPOTLIGHT: Eight teams have already booked their places in the Champions Cup's Round of 16. However, for the two South African entrants there is plenty to play for in the final round of league action..

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European Cup

VIDEO: Jake White makes brave calls as Bulls await Bordeaux in decider

WATCH as Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White explains some of his more interesting selections in the team to face Bordeaux in a Champions Cup Round Four decider!

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BlitzBoks head to Perth with some big names missing

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: BlitzBoks head coach Sandile Ngcobo has made several changes to the squad that will travel to Australia on Saturday for the inaugural HSBC SVNS tournament in Perth.

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Latest News

Steve Diamond returns to the Premiership

NEWS: Newcastle Falcons have announced the appointment of Steve Diamond as consultant director of rugby.

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European Cup

VIDEO: Cheetahs battle the ice as two players head home

SPOTLIGHT: The Cheetahs' preparations for their final Challenge Cup pool match against Oyonnax in France suffered a bit of a setback this week.

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Countries

Why Galthie picked Alldritt over Ollivon as France captain

REACTION: France head coach Fabien Galthie had some explaining to do when it came to his captaincy decision for the Six Nations.

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European Cup

VIDEO: Bulls speedster makes intentions clear on playing future

Bulls flyer Devon Williams would love to see out his career in Pretoria but his loan agreement from the Pumas are currently under negotiation.

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Countries

BREAKING! The end of Elton Jantjies

NEWS: Springbok Elton Jantjies' rugby career has taken another hit following his suspension for a banned substance.

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Georgia start new RWC cycle with a big name in charge

NEWS: Former England hooker and forwards coach Richard Cockerill has been appointed head coach of Georgia and their domestic side Black Lion.

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Countries

Former England youth star to join Rees-Zammit in USA

NEWS: Former England Under-20 star Harry Mallinder will be joining Louis Rees-Zammit in the United States of America.

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Latest News

Jaco Peyper removed from Six Nations match

NEWS: World Rugby has confirmed a change to the match official appointments for the Six Nations 2024 match between Italy and Scotland on March 9.

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Countries

SARU reacts to Jantjies ban

REACTION: The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has broken its silence in the aftermath of Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies' ban.

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European Cup

Champions Cup, Round Four - teams and predictions

FRIDAY PREVIEW: Kyle Steyn leads a classy Glasgow Warriors outfit in their Champions Cup Round Four fixture against Toulon on Friday with 11 internationals in the line-up.

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Australia

Unveiling of Wallabies' new Kiwi coach imminent

NEWS: Australia will be unveiling their new head coach in the coming days.

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European Cup

How Bulls are reaching a more 'holistic level'

SPOTLIGHT: As the Bulls target play-off spots in both the United Rugby Championship and Champions Cup, the decision by Director of Rugby Jake White at the start of this season to find a new "edge in high performance" seems to be paying off on all fronts.

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European Cup

Challenge Cup, Round four - teams and predictions

FRIDAY PREVIEW: South African coach Sean Everitt has given his team a mandate when Edinburgh take on Scarlets in the Challenge Cup Round Four match on Friday.

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Countries

VIDEO: 'I'd probably get killed for saying that back home'

WATCH as Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White gives his take on the suggestion that South Africa should join the Six Nations.

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Countries

Japan league interrupted by visiting Super Rugby teams

Two visiting Super Rugby teams will interrupt the Japan Rugby League One resulting in a split round which sees only three matches being played this weekend.

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Countries

Farrell reveals his flyhalf options for Six Nations

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Ireland coach Andy Farrell has named a 34-player Ireland squad for the upcoming Six Nations.

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European Cup

VIDEO: Bulls give Wilco Louw update

NEWS: Bulls Director of Rugby, Jake White, has revealed the extent of seasoned Springbok Wilco Louw's shoulder injury.

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Latest News

HSBC SVNS Cape Town's success hands LA fans a Friday Night Special

NEWS: The Los Angeles leg of this season’s HSBC SVNS series has been extended to include a ‘Friday Night Lights’ experience after the great success in Dubai and Cape Town.

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Countries

Borthwick on his new captain: 'He's got a fantastic understanding of the game'

REACTION: Jamie George "accepted with huge gratitude and enthusiasm" the offer from head coach Steve Borthwick to captain England in the upcoming Six Nations.

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Countries

France names Dupont's replacement as captain

NEWS: France coach Fabien Galthié has name the replacement as captain in place of Antoine Dupont.

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European Cup

Wales centre cops massive ban for dangerous tackle

NEWS: Scarlets centre Johnny Williams has been handed a six-week ban for a dangerous tackle during the Challenge Cup match against Clermont.

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European Cup

VIDEO: Taking the coach out the box?

SPOTLIGHT: Seeing a coach on the sidelines is a very rare occurrence when it comes to high-profile leagues like the United Rugby Championship, Challenge Cup or Champions Cup.

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European Cup

VIDEO: Sharks reveal dramatic recovery of Bok stars

NEWS: The Sharks revealed that they will be able to call on the services of a couple of World Cup-winning Springboks sooner than expected.

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Countries

'A true leader': England star reveals future plans

NEWS: Saracens confirmed that Jamie George has signed a new two-year contract at the club.

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Countries

Borthwick reveals his new England captain

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: England coach Steve Borthwick has named a 36-player training squad for the forthcoming 2024 Six Nations championship.

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Countries

VIDEO: Welsh star gives up Rugby Union to play Gridiron

NEWS: Louis Rees-Zammit made the shock decision to leave Gloucester with immediate effect, as the Wales Rugby Union star "pursues his dream" of a career in American Football.

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European Cup

VIDEO: 'We made the road a bit more difficult for ourselves'

WATCH as Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie chats to @king365ed about the road ahead in Europe after a bad day at the office.

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Countries

Scotland pick England prop in Six Nations squad

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Scotland have named England prop Alec Hepburn in their squad for the forthcoming Six Nations tournament.

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Countries

The South African-born player that is on Azzurri's radar

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: New Italy coach Gonzalo Quesada named five new faces in his preliminary 34-man squad for the Six Nations, which begins next month.

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Countries

France lock cleared of 'racism' in 2020 attack

NEWS: France lock Bastien Chalureau was cleared of carrying out a racially motivated attack on two men, but his six-month suspended prison sentence for the violent incident remains in place.

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European Cup

Departure of Sharks centre imminent

NEWS: Sharks centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg is set to join France outfit Bordeaux.

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VIDEO: How Sharks plan to 'sneak' in through Europe's back door

WATCH as Sharks Director of Rugby Neil Powell chats to @king365ed about the way forward in Europe for the franchise.

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European Cup

VIDEO: The Bulls' surprise choice as their Euro 'home ground'

WATCH as Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White explains why they have chosen a venue in England to play a potential Champions Cup semifinal.

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European Cup

VIDEO: Stormers to bring the heat to Paris' big freeze

WATCH as Labeeb Levy, the Stormers skills coach and performance analyst, speak about the challenging trip to Paris and a crunch encounter with Stade Français.

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Countries

Siya Kolisi reveals the other side of Owen Farrell

England flyhalf Owen Farrell received a major endorsement from double World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi.

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British & Irish Lions

Historic first-ever Women's British and Irish Lions tour announced

NEWS: New Zealand will host the first ever British & Irish Lions women’s tour in 2027

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European Cup

The 'massive' positive Lions took out of Euro loss

REACTION: The Lions will head into their final Challenge Cup league match this coming Sunday with a European play-off spot safely tucked away.

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European Cup

Europe's bad boys in hot water ... again

Two No. 8’s have been cited for foul play in the Champions Cup and could face sanctions while one player in the Challenge Cup is also in hot water.

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Countries

New boss Jones to reinvent Japan with AI

Japan's new head coach Eddie Jones has identified the big area his team need to work on to excel on the world stage.

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European Cup

Stats put Dayimani in elite class

STAT ATTACK: The fleet-footed Hacjivah Dayimani continues to build a strong case for a Springboks call-up.

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The state of SA franchises as Euro knock-outs take shape

All five South African franchises are on the verge of an incredible historic feat in the European Cup competitions. 

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Countries

Irish pioneer makes shocking career move

NEWS: One of Ireland's top referees has opted to call it a day at the end of the season.

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VIDEO: Stormers boss - 'Odds are still in our favour'

The Stormers head coach John Dobson was very pleased with the five log points following his team's 31-24 Champions Cup win over Sale Sharks on Saturday.

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Bordeaux sends warning to Bulls with Saracens rout

MATCH REPORT: Damian Penaud cemented his position as one of the best players in Europe.

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Stade Rochelais routs toothless Tigers

MATCH REPORT: Two-time defending Investec Champions Cup winners Stade Rochelais showcased their title credentials with a 45-12 mauling of Leicester Tigers in Sunday's Pool Four meeting at the Stade Marcel Deflandre.

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Bath seals play-off spot with epic comeback against Racing 92

MATCH REPORT: Will Muir’s 71st minute try capped off a stunning 14-point comeback from Bath, to secure their spot in the Champions Cup Round of 16 with a 29-25 win over Racing 92 at The Rec on Sunday.

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VIDEO: How 'Dirty Ice' added to Sale Sharks' troubles

It seems like everything that could go wrong for the Sales Sharks, essentially did go wrong during the week of their Round Three Champions Cup match against the Stormers in Cape Town.

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Pau blitz Cheetahs to keep Euro dream alive

MATCH REPORT: Section Paloise kept their European dream alive by beating an uncharacteristically indisciplined Cheetahs team 33-20 in a Challenge Cup Round Three match in Amsterdam on Sunday.

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Cheetahs v Section Paloise RECAP | Challenge Cup

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Challenge Cup Round Three encounter between the Cheetahs and Section Paloise the NRCA Stadium in Amsterdam.

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Japan

Kolbe's try helps Sungoliath down Kwagga's Blue Revs

JAPAN LEAGUE ONE WRAP: Springboks and All Blacks featured heavily in Saturday’s action in Japan Rugby League One when Blue Revs faced Suntory Sungoliath in the day’s big fixture.

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Dupont stars as Toulouse end Ulster's winning run

MATCH REPORT: Antoine Dupont was in extraordinary form as he inspired Stade Toulousain to a 48-24 victory over Ulster in Round Three of the Champions Cup in Belfast.

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Bok helps Harlequins keep play-off hopes alive

MATCH REPORT: It was a brilliant bonus point win for Harlequins in Pool Two of the Champions Cup as they travelled to Cardiff and ran out 54-15 winners in their Round Three match.

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VIDEO: Bulls sweating over Bok prop's injury

WATCH as Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White speaks about the shoulder injury of Springbok prop Wilco Louw.

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Montpellier v Lions RECAP | Challenge Cup

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Challenge Cup Round Three encounter between Montpellier and the Lions at Stade Yves-du-Manoir.

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Montpellier rise to No.1 after edging willing Lions

MATCH REPORT: Montpellier climbed to the summit of the Challenge Cup's Pool Two, following their hard-earned 13-3 over a willing Lions team in a Round Three match at Stade Yves-du-Manoir on Saturday.

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European Cup

Munster claim bonus point win in France

MATCH REPORT: Jack Crowley stated his case for the starting flyhalf spot in Ireland’s Six Nations team with an impressive performance at the heart of Munster’s 29-18 win over Toulon in the Champions Cup.

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European Cup

Leinster thump Stade to earn knockout spot

MATCH REPORT: Leinster confirmed their spot in the Champions Cup Round of 16 with a composed victory over Stade Francais in Round Three of the Champions Cup, wing Jordan Larmour and No. 8 Caelen Doris both getting braces.

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Latest News

Jackson boots Lyon to victory

MATCH REPORT: A brace from Thaakir Abrahams and the reliable boot of Paddy Jackson was the difference as Pool 1 high-flyers Lyon came through a tough test courtesy of Connacht, triumphing 34-20 in Round 3 of the Champions Cup.

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European Cup

Brace for Zas as Stormers edge Sale

MATCH REPORT: A brace by Leolin Zas and some magic by Man of the Match Hacjivah Dayimani helped the Stormers to a valuable 31-24 victory over the Sale Sharks in the Champions Cup in Cape Town on Saturday.

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Gloucester come from behind to edge Edinburgh

MATCH REPORT: The boot of flyhalf Adam Hastings secured a big win for Gloucester over Edinburgh, confirming their spot in the Challenge Cup Round of 16.

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Stormers v Sale Sharks RECAP | Champions Cup

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Champions Cup Round Three encounter between the Stormers and Sale Sharks in Cape Town.

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Castres too strong for Black Lion

MATCH REPORT: Castres Olympique secured their position in the Pool Three standings with a 28-6 win over Black Lion in the Challenge Cup.

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European Cup

Exeter fight back for dramatic win

MATCH REPORT: Exeter Chiefs centre Henry Slade kicked the winning points for his side once again in yet another comeback win for the Premiership side in the Champions Cup.

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Zebre gets a rare win in Europe

MATCH REPORT: A brace from Simone Gesi helped Zebre Parma defeat the Dragons 20-17 in their EPCR Challenge Cup Round 3 match in Italy.

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European Cup

Bulls stamp their authority with massive victory

MATCH REPORT: The Bulls recorded their biggest ever victory in the Champions Cup and kept their hopes of the last 16 alive after their convincing 31-17 victory over the Bristol Bears on Saturday evening.

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Bristol Bears v Bulls RECAP | Champions Cup

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Champions Cup Round Three encounter between the Bristol Bears and Bulls at Ashton Gate.

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Clermont closes in on Euro play-offs

MATCH REPORT: Flyhalf Anthony Belleau and wing Alivereti Raka both scored braces as Clermont Auvergne defeated 14-man Scarlets 38-17 in a Challenge Cup Round Three match.

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Sharks v Oyonnax RECAP | Challenge Cup

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Challenge Cup Round Three encounter between the Sharks and Oyonnax at Kings Park in Durban.

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Sharks keep their Euro dream alive

MATCH REPORT: The Sharks booked their place in the Challenge Cup's Round of 16 with a 38-7 bonus-point win over French outfit Oyonnax at Kings Park on Saturday.

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'Loved my time here': Edinburgh coach Everitt reveals his future plans

NEWS: Sean Everitt penned a new two-year extension with Edinburgh as the club’s head coach.

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Six Nations' latest innovation to combat head injuries

NEWS: The Six Nations confirmed that players will use mouthguard technology designed to help identify the need for head injury assessments in the upcoming tournament.

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Latest News

Champions Cup, Round Three - Teams and Predictions

SATURDAY PREVIEW: As the last two rounds of the Champions Cup pool stage approach, the question of who will qualify for the knockout stage has grown in importance which makes this weekend’s encounters vital.

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Ospreys beat Perpignan for knockout spot

REPORT: Fullback Iestyn Hopkins scored either side of half-time as Ospreys recorded an important 25-3 win against USAP to secure their progression into the EPCR Challenge Cup knockout stage.

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Benetton march into the Round of 16

MATCH REPORT: Benetton scored eight as they secured passage to the EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16 with a 57-18 victory over Newcastle Falcons.

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Challenge Cup, Round Three - teams and predictions

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY PREVIEWS: @king365ed looks at the Round Three action in Europe!

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Saints book play-off spot with statement win over Bayonne

MATCH REPORT: Northampton Saints became the first team to qualify for the Champions Cup Round of 16 with a 61-14 mauling of Aviron Bayonnais.

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Latest News

Utility back Immelman has a whole bag of tricks

SPOTLIGHT: Utility Bulls back Henry Immelman has pace to burn, a booming kicking boot and to top it off, he stands 1.89 m tall.

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England

England prop's shock retirement

NEWS: England prop Mako Vunipola announced his retirement from the international game on Friday.

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France

Dupont slammed for comments after World Cup exit

NEWS: Joel Jutge, World Rugby’s head of match officials, has slammed France captain Antoine Dupont for the remarks he made following his team’s exit from the World Cup.

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Sharks make bold Eben move for Challenge Cup showdown

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sharks host Oyonnax at Kings Park in the Round Three EPCR Challenge Cup clash on Saturday.

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Breaking boundaries as Cheetahs gear up for historic sold-out clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Cheetahs head coach Hawies Fourie made four changes as his side gear up for their historic match in Amsterdam.

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Bulls' squad depth to be tested in Bristol

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Bulls have made their intentions clear ahead of their Champions Cup clash with the Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate on Saturday.

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VIDEO: Plumtree heads back to New Zealand

WATCH as Sharks coach John Plumtree explains why he is returning to New Zealand.

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Latest News

Clash of the unbeaten when Lions face Montpellier

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Lions will meet their match when they come face to face with Montpellier in a clash of two unbeaten Challenge Cup records this season in France on Saturday evening.

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European Cup

Dobson shuffles backline for big Sale clash

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Stormers side to host the Sale Sharks in the Third Round of the Championship Cup see the return of Courtnall Skosan and Herschel Jantjies in Cape Town on Saturday.

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The go-to attacking weapon that's taking over URC

SPOTLIGHT: It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s no doubting just what a potent weapon the driving lineout maul is in the United Rugby Championship (URC).

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European Cup

Northampton Saints v Bayonne - teams and prediction

PREVIEW: Northampton Saints welcome Bayonne to Franklin Gardens in the Champions Cup on Friday.

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European Cup

The start of the French Champions Cup crisis?

SPOTLIGHT: Two French clubs top the statistics at the halfway point of the pool phase of the Champions Cup.

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Rugby match moves to accommodate cricket in Pretoria

UPDATE: The kick-off time for the United Rugby Championship Round Nine match between the Bulls and Lions on January 27 has been moved to an earlier time slot.

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VIDEO: How Dayimani will smash through the Bok ceiling

WATCH as Stormers loose forward Hacjivah Graham Dayimani explains how he will stake his claim on a Springbok jersey.

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Sevens

Sevens debut still on the back-burner for Hooper

NEWS: Michael Hooper will not make his Australia rugby sevens debut in Perth as expected, with the former Wallaby's first outing delayed in a hit to his Olympic aspirations.

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Australia

B&I Lions: Farrell already 'talking' to Gatland

REACTION: Ireland boss Andy Farrell said being named the coach of the British and Irish Lions for the 2025 tour of Australia "means the world".

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VIDEO: The Sharks' Rubicon moment

WATCH as seasoned utility back Werner Kok chats to @king365ed about how the Sharks can turn their season around.

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Challenge Cup, Round Three - teams and predictions

FRIDAY PREVIEW: It is a battle for survival in Friday's Challenge Cup Pool Two matches.

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Ireland

New coach of British and Irish Lions confirmed

NEWS: Andy Farrell is expected to be named British and Irish Lions head coach for the 2025 tour to Australia on Thursday.

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England

Andy Farrell's appointment confirmed

NEWS: Andy Farrell has been appointed as the new coach of the British & Irish Lions for the 2025 Tour to Australia.

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Japan

Japan league marks return of Springbok lock

PREVIEW: The Japan Rugby League One Round Five marks the return of Springbok lock Lood de Jager this weekend.

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Second Phase

Boks post Jacques Nienaber and other 2024 predictions

OPINION: @leezil07 takes out her crystal ball and makes some bold predictions for 2024!

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Sevens

BlitzBoks drawn with log leaders for Perth SVNS

NEWS: The South African BlitzBoks have been drawn in Pool A with log leaders Argentina together with Canada and Spain for the Third Round of the HSBC SVNS that kicks off in Perth on January 26.

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STAT ATTACK: What price on a South Africa win in Europe?

EURO SPOTLIGHT: South African teams are in their second season at Europe's top table - the Champions Cup. What is the price on either the Bulls or Stormers going all the way.

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VIDEO: Bulls ready to storm Bears' bastion

WATCH as young Bulls loose forward Celimpilo Gumede speaks about the crucial European Cup Round Three face-off against the Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate.

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Why Lions are sending their 'reserves' to Montpellier

INTERVIEW: The Lions have their sights firmly set on a place in the United Rugby Championship play-offs.

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United Rugby Championship

Three-game suspension for Connacht's Ralston

NEWS: Connacht’s Byron Ralston has been suspended for three games following a citing in the United Rugby Championship for the game against Munster on New Year’s Day.

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VIDEO: The intricacies of the Stormers' scrum post Kitshoff

SPOTLIGHT: The Stormers forward coach Rito Hlungwani has shed light on the key factors behind his side’s scrum dominance.

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